Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shout Outs

MD Whistleblower is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

It’s been a while since I’ve attended a conventional medical Grand Rounds. These were events where a medical luminary would fly in to give a medical audience a state-of-the-art presentation on a medical subject. Ideally, the speaker was a thought leader and a researcher on the issue.

These presentations were usually not a demonstration of the virtue of humility. We physicians, as a class, have generous egos. Academic physicians occupy a higher rung on the ego ladder. Medical Grand Rounders (MGRs), who are on the GR speaking circuit, often must bring their own ladders to assure they will be able to reach their desired atmospheric height.

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INQRI Blog is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 17) ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

The INQRI program is excited to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM to present the February 18 edition of Change of Shift. In anticipation of the upcoming forum on the Future of Nursing: Education, we have selected nursing education as our theme.

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Dr Val, Better Health, will be attending the HIMSS in early March in Atlanta:

This year, the Better Health team will be offering live coverage of healthcare’s largest tech conference: HIMSS in Atlanta, March 1-4. Three medical bloggers, Dr. Val Jones, Dr. Mike Sevilla, and Dr. Nick Genes will interview over 40 different exhibitors and stream their interviews live via UStream. You can ask questions of the interviewees by submitting questions to @drval during the event. Dr. Val Jones will report to ABC News, DC via Skype from the convention floor on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:50am.

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St. Baldrick's is a fundraising foundation dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research.  Shadowfax is Going Bald Once More

Yup, St Patrick's day is soon approaching, and that means that St Baldrick's day is also approaching…. 

This is my third year doing this, and I do it in memory of my friend Nathan Gentry, who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma at age seven, and in memory of Henry Scheck, who passed away from Medulloblastoma.

Thanks for your consideration.
Click here to donate.

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From Medgadget comes A Preview of BeBionic Artificial Hand

RSLSteeper out of Kent, UK is planning to release a new prosthetic hand in May that brings new functionality and supposedly a more natural and personalized look to the market. The BeBionic hand is fully articulated with preprogrammed grips and a powered wrist. We contacted RSLSteeper to get more details on the new hand and here's from their reply:………….

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Our fellow medblogger and medical colleague, Doc Gurley was in Haiti last week.  You can follow read her posts beginning with this one:  Haiti Journey: Hitting the ground.

Immediately after crossing from the DR into Haiti, you can see the visible downshift into a worse level of poverty. The major road around the lake is now, unbelievably after all these miles, dirt. Only an ankle-pile of rubble at the edge prevents flooding, making me wonder what will happen, in the rainy season, to the lifeline to Haiti.

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Fiberart For A Cause is raising money for the American Cancer Society.  You can check out the items here (photo credit)

Bidding opens Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. CST
Opening Bids posted at 10:50 a.m. CST
Bidding closes at 2:00 p.m. CST
Are you ready to bid? Checklist.

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This National Geographic article,  Carnivorous Plants (photo credit), by Carl Zimmer  is accompanied by some absolutely beautiful photographs.

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Dr Anonymous’ guests this week will be storytellERdoc, winner of the Best Literary Blog of 2009 Medical Blog Awards.    Come join us.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)

3/1 : Dr. A On Location
3/4 : Dr. Rob from Musings of a Distractible Mind
3/11 : EMS Podcaster Greg Friese

 

You may want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

1 comment:

Virginia A. Spiegel, Artist and Writer said...

Thanks for the shout out for Tote Tuesday. We raised over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society. I am happily retiring Fiberart For A Cause after donating more than $205,000 since 2005.